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Question: I have been researching male pattern baldness and impotence on the web. I can't find a direct link between the two, however if baldness is related to increased enzyme activity that changes testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. Does this mean that there is a relative decrease in testosterone concentration in the blood resulting in impotence? Monique

Answer: Dear Monique,

Male pattern baldness is usually treated with medications. The most common drugs used to treat it are Minoxidil and Finasteride. Impotence as well as decreased libido and ejaculation disorders are common side effects of Finasteride.

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